I remember how during sophomore year, my English class read Night by Elie Wiesel while we learned about the Holocaust in World History. After we finished the book, we read the author’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. I don’t remember the exact words, but I remember how he said something about how if people don’t… Read More The Patron Saints of Nothing
Three examples of how an essay structure can be dismantled and put back together: I. Chuck Wendig retells The Three Little Pigs: #literaryanalysis essay: Chuck uses the medium of Twitter to take on a writing challenge and analyzing The Three Little Pigs and how it relates to capitalism. That one is easy. Let’s do it.… Read More Summer Series of Saves: Disrupt the Essay, Continued. (IV)
There is much to write, yet, I am in mute-mode. My planning and crafting of the curriculum are in a holding pattern until I hear more of what admin asks of me. This September is the 10-year anniversary of this blog. Summer is over, but there better beginnings are rising. Be patient with me. … Read More Saving Summer: Nevertheless, She Persisted
Three Teachers Talk just posted the superlative just-in-time idea. Go through the post which wanders and meanders through their thinking process which all of us teachers are going through now: just what would be the best, most important, bang-for-the buck first days lessons, and get to their landing place: User Manuels. Our Day One Writing:… Read More Saving the Slipping Summer: First Days
One of my go-to independent reading activities: Re-writing key scenes from PoV of different characters #ProjectLITchat pic.twitter.com/BABlWzjppY — Jarred Amato (@jarredamato) August 20, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js #ProjectLITChat This is a great idea. Simple as that.
What a beautiful summer for learning and growing. School in-service days begin August 28, and school officially begins August 31. Most of my curriculum planning is finished for the Computer Essentials classes. (I designed it for myself and two other teachers, and am very excited and grateful for this opportunity!) I still have some tweaks… Read More Saving Summer: Creativity and Connections
We need some new statues. pic.twitter.com/t5a7nK8jeT — Hank Green 🐢 (@hankgreen) August 13, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js My response: What do I post today? Do I show an image of Heather Heyer, the young woman who was murdered on Saturday, August 12 in Charlottesville? Do I talk about the boy-man, who allegedly ran her down in the… Read More Saving Summer: Real world problems.
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5-year-old: How come dogs don’t have to go to school? Me: They can’t get jobs. 5: I want to be a dog. — James Breakwell (@XplodingUnicorn) August 8, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js This is a picture I took this morning of our dog, Mia: Mia is two years old. We have an older dog, Snickers, who is… Read More Saving Summer: A dog's life
How to Use the Concept Attainment Strategy This seems like a fancy way to do “one of these things is not like the other” but hey, if calling it a ed-psych term like Concept Attainment Strategy makes something cool palatable, then by all means! What a cool idea when I use images in lessons, this… Read More Saving Summer: Just what I needed…